Monday, June 8, 2009

Vendor Delivery Changeups


Crystal Dairy did not make its 3:00 a.m. appearance this morning. The likeliest possibility is that TLC's sales are sluggish, so no more product was needed (roach coach? fresh product?) , and TLC called off the delivery. I did notice a while back that TLC's departure time slipped to 4:30 a.m. - and noticed a week ago that the first stop/customer on their route from last summer was out of business. Perhaps other stops/customers have felt the economic pinch?

I would put a bigger {smilie} on the hope that their suopplier, Crystal Dairy, now owned by Foster Farms, got word of a noise nuisance lawsuit in which they could become involved as a co-defendant. Regardless, the big, refrigerated, diesel delivery truck with squealing brakes didn't stop by to add its commercial noise pollution to the residential midnight air.


The Oroweat truck showed up this morning at 6:50 a.m., thirty minutes after Corky started the icemaker and hightailed it off the property. Before this the delivery was usually on a schedule of Monday around 12:00 noon.

In another big change, observed once before, Oroweat has double-teamed this unattended delivery. A woman used to make this delivery, but now a bald-headed man drove the big bread truck with back up beepers. The woman, if she is the same one, drove a Suburban-like van and parked on the street, yakking on a handheld cell phone, while waiting for the delivery man to pull out of the yard. At 7:05 a.m. the woman, in an amazingly dexterous display, pulled a one-handed T-turn while still yakking on the phone in the other hand and both vehicles drove off to the south.

Again, a big {smilie face} goes to the hope that Oroweat is feeling the heat generated against their illegally operating customer - and is trying to protect their corporate buns from being toasted.


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